Nicholas X. Notias

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Born Νίκος Νοτιάς 1966
New York, USA
Residence Manhattan, NY
Nationality Greek American
Education Master of Business Administration Fordham UniversityBachelor of Arts Fordham University
Occupation BusinessmanShippingReal Estate
Home town Chios, Greece
Religion Christian Orthodox
Parents Harry N. Notias, Phyllis Thravalos

Nicholas X. Notias (Greek: Νικόλαος Χ. Νοτιάς), (born 1966), is a Greek American businessman, ship-owner and ship-manager,Owner of Seabridge Chartering LLC located in Wall Street, Vice President and Director of Operations of Independence Maritime Agency Inc. and Trojan Maritime Inc.[1] He's also a large shareholder of the real estate Notias Constructions Company, Director of Operations of Cardiff Holdings Inc., Director of Operations of Liverpool Holdings Inc., and until June 2013, the major shareholder and Vice President[2] of the famous Greek football club A.E.K. Athens.[3]

Family and Education[edit]

Son of the late Harry N. Notias and Phyllis Thravalos, he had a beloved sister named Irene.[4] His father, "Captain Harry"[5] as he was fondly known, immigrated in the early 40's from the Greek island Chios and became a US citizen. He was a selfmade man who achieved the American dream. He came from a close-knit family of modest means, became a Captain in the U.S. Maritime Service and later founded a successful shipping business, Independence Maritime Agency Inc., with offices in New York and Greece.Nicholas followed his father roots and values, and after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (1988) and a Master of Business Administration (1990) from Fordham University, took over the family business.

Shipping and Business Success[edit]

Nikos Notias has extensive experience in the day to day commercial operations of dry-bulk carriers (handymax / panamax), time/voyage charters, charter party disputes, laytime issues, ship S&P, insurance placement (H&M, P&I, War Risk), claims experience in cargo, P/A & G/A, technical experience in ship repairs and repair contracts, paint coatings and dry-dockings. Yachting industry experience for motor yachts including brokerage, construction and transport.[6] Also expert in chartering of a fleet of dry bulk carriers engaged in the international transport of bulk commodities world wide.

Professional Associations[edit]

A.E.K. Athens Involvement[edit]

With A.E.K. struggling terribly in corruption and the prospect of relegation to the fourth division looming, Demis Nikolaidis (ex club charismatic player) supported by the majority of A.E.K. fans, established a consortium of businessmen[9] such as Polys V. Hajioannou, Petros Pappas and Takis Kannelopoulos, who convinced Nikos Notias to participate in the project.[10] The approach was made by Ghikas Goumas, grandson of the late Nikos Goumas (former President of the Club). At the first contact, which was held in New York, Nikos Notias was convinced that the operators had pure purposes, and a great vision for the clubs regeneration.[11] Small doubts initially led Notias to take a small percentage of shares (about 8%) but he changed his mind quickly, when he realized that the fans totally backed-up the effort and gradually, over a period of three and a half years, he became the major holder of the shares, reaching 35%. His financial assistance[12] to the club amounts to 18 million euros but the largest and most expected project of Nikos Notias, remains the clubs Sports Center[13] which will cost over 25 million euros.[14] It will be the biggest project in the modern history of the club and Notias's intention is to name it "Harry Notias" in honour of his father. Among the tremendous economic crisis in Greece and due to the clubs financial problems, A.E.K. Athens in June 2013 declared bankruptcy and was self-relegated to the amateur third division. The Athletic Center of Spata nowadays includes state of the art facilities, three fields (one of them with synthetic turf) for soccer, a fitness and health center with weight-training and fitness rooms, a cryotherapy center and more. Unfortunately, the rest of the project (the clubs Museum, Hotel, Aquatic Center and two more soccer fields) could not be delivered and remained unfinished.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trojan maritime inc., Shipping companies, Greece | Shipping Directory – World". Maritime Network. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  2. ^ "AEKfc : The Club : Board of Directors". AEK F.C. Official Web Site. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  3. ^ "Φυσάει Νοτιάς στα πανιά της ΑΕΚ" (in Greek). Espresso News. 2008-08-31. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  4. ^ "Paid Notice: Deaths : NOTIAS, IRENE". The New York Times. 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 
  5. ^ "Paid Notice: Deaths : NOTIAS, HARRY N.". The New York Times. 2007-01-31. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  6. ^ "Society Of Maritime Arbitrators Roster Of Members : NOTIAS, Nicholas X.". Society Of Maritime Arbitrators Inc. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  7. ^ "Society of Maritime Arbitrators Inc (ID: 32076) : NOTIAS, Nicholas X.". Best-maritime-crewing.info. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  8. ^ "The LMAA : The Supporting Members Liaison Committee". The London Maritime Arbitrators Association. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  9. ^ "ΠΑΕ με "άρωμα θάλασσας"" (in Greek). Capital. 2008-08-11. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  10. ^ "Νικος Νοτιας" (in Greek). To Bhma Online. 2008-09-07. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  11. ^ "Γλυκός Νοτιάς" (in Greek). SPORT 24. 2008-09-05. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  12. ^ "Μόνο ο Νοτιάς βάζει λεφτά!" (in Greek). Ελευθεροτυπία Online. 2009-04-22. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  13. ^ ""Απογειώνεται" από τα Σπάτα" (in Greek). TA NEA Online. 2008-09-04. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  14. ^ "Χλιδή το προπονητικό" (in Greek). Aek365.gr. 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2010-07-01.